I’m really hurt and sad right now, and I’m hoping that your prayers can help me. I began the Novena to Our Lady of Knots yesterday, but if anyone else can pray for me, I would greatly appreciate it.
Perhaps because of the stress of the holidays, or something else I don’t even know, I’ve been butting heads quite a bit with my parents. There is hurt on both sides - and now, my parents are blaming the whole situation on my boyfriend and have taken a dislike to him, which is causing me even more hurt, as he’s not involved in any of these domestic skirmishes at all. It’s become one stressful cycle and I feel so sad and alone, when this should be a joyful and thankful time of year. Instead, I’m hurt and bitter. I’m tired of sarcasm, sniping, and not being able to do anything right. I’m tired of perpetually being resentful and angry, and thus lashing out at others. Right now, we are all in the wrong, and it is causing me a lot of stress.
I know I can’t change how anyone else thinks or feels, and I can only change myself. Please pray for me, to help me to become more loving and humble, to respond to hurtful words and situations with grace, and to view others with empathy and charity. It is my hope that if I work harder at cultivating a gentle spirit, I may ease some of the tensions in my household and soften my parents’ hearts.
Thank you in advance for your prayers.